With summer just around the corner, now's the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe with this season's key trending pieces and warm-weather basics. Luckily, when it comes to shopping, there are no better experts to get insight from than my fellow market editors here at Who What Wear. After all, our job is to scour the internet high and low and source the newest, most desirable items of the season and share the crème de la crème of fashion finds with you, our dear readers. We happen to be particularly good at finding those sartorial gems that are affordable but look way more expensive than their price tags.
Today, each market editor is sharing their favorite new-season finds to help you supercharge your summer wardrobe. The best part is that every item clocks in at under $50. From chic summer dresses to trending accessories, keep scrolling for plenty of summer shopping inspiration.
"I love wearing black, even in the summer, so when I find a piece that feels seasonally appropriate, I'm always quick to purchase."
"I'm not over last summer's terry craze and feel like this simple cardigan is the perfect subtle nod."
"I'd wear this with a white tank and sandals to dinner or, of course, with a bikini and slides to the beach."
"I'm all about reemerging this summer in a vibrant and bold bubblegum-pink dress. This one is guaranteed to get all the compliments."
"I really have a thing for fisherman sandals, and this pair will add a cool-girl touch to breezy dresses and denim shorts alike."
"I love the crochet trend right now. This pretty bag will add such a fun touch to any summer outfit."
"Pearls are a huge trend for summer. I love the idea of layering this necklace with other fun gold and crafty colorful necklaces."
"Bucket hats are a summer 2021 must-have. Amp up your summer outfit and go for one with a fun print."
"We saw relaxed lounge shorts all over the S/S 21 runways—they're perfect for laid-back summer days. I'll be styling this pair with a breezy button-down or blouse and cushy thong sandals."
"Nothing will brighten your mood like a pretty floral-print bikini, and this one comes with a very affordable price tag."
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"A ribbed tank is a summer staple. This under-$10 silhouette has so many styling possibilities."
"It's all about the oversize blouse this season, either worn buttoned up or layered with a tank."
"Such a cute dress that's quite versatile. You could wear it with everything from sneakers to heeled sandals."
"I own dozens and dozens of sunglasses, and my addiction isn't getting any better. I'm very into the rectangle shape right now, as I think it frames my face best, and the green color is superb."
"I've been so impressed by The Drop's accessories that I doubt this one will be a disappointment. It also looks super roomy."
"Here's my way of dipping my toe into the thong-sandal trend. Before I commit to anything like The Row's Ginza flip-flops, a $50 version will be my experiment."
"You can never go wrong with a cute summer dress, and this one is unlike anything I currently own."
"The chocolatey-brown linen blazer is giving me Jacquemus S/S 18 vibes (a collection I still stan to this day) and looks quite expensive."
"I'm already imagining myself wearing this hat to the beach over an airy dress. Dramatic, I know, but it's a fashion statement for sure."
"Linen is my go-to fabric for the summertime, so I like to stock up on pieces that I can wear often as the weather gets warmer. This one would look perfect as is with sandals or even over a printed tee and jeans."
"My shoes from Zara have always kept up for the long haul, so I know I'll be getting plenty of wear out of these sandals for the summertime. (I don't think I'm quite ready for heels just yet.)"
"I know yellow lenses are everywhere, but I think the popularity holds for valid reasons. They'll just look perfect for any summer outfit, in my opinion."
Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.